Elizabeth Arden says: "Our crease-free formula helps improve the appearance of signs of aging while protecting your skin from environmental damage."
The packaging for these eyeshadows is beautiful. They are housed in a silver and gold compact with a Red Door emblem on the front. The powder is embossed with the shape of a Red Door also. It comes with a rather tiny sponge applicator that is a little hard to grip, but is still usable.
(That is a green wall reflected in the silver of the compact!)
The eyeshadows come in 32 singles and 7 duos. I chose 3 singles: Amethyst, a rich, shimmering blue-based purple; Golden Orchid, a plum with lots of gold shimmer; and Romance, a shimmery dusty rose.
From left: Amethyst, Golden Orchid, Romance (without flash)
From left: Amethyst, Golden orchid, Romance (with flash)
The formula is buttery and soft without any powderiness. I do get a little creasing on my somewhat oily eyelids after a few hours, but these last all day with a primer underneath. The colors are also intensified with a primer and can be sheerer without one. They kind of give a watercolor effect when worn sheer.
One of my favorite combinations is Amethyst on the lid and Romance in the crease. They make a soft, pretty purple and pink look.
Of note: One would have to wear this eyeshadow everyday to see any anti-aging effects. Furthermore, because the packaging is not light or air tight, the anti-oxidants will degrade quickly. However, that's not to say some of the other anti-aging ingredients can't make a difference to the skin.
I think these shadows are beautiful, not only to use, but to look at on your vanity, too! Definitely luxurious makeup!